Proceedings of the 14th International Peat Congress
cutaway-peatland, harvesting, monitoring-of-success, restoration
Mikhailov 2012: Restoration Peatlands After White Peat Selective Excavation
Theme V. Restoration, rehabilitation and after-use of disturbed peatlands
This pilot project developed on cutaway bog on one of the Ecology Peat Centre production complexes in Russia, from which peat was harvested for environmental purposes. This paper provides an overview of the current research specifically aimed at the regeneration of cut-over bog through revegetation with appropriate Sphagnum species. The aim of this small scale experiment is to assess the peatland can be restored by natural colonization of Sphagnum mosses. Preliminary results indicate that plant establishment at the cutover peatland by natural colonization only is relatively fast.